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Author Topic: BARTG Sprint 75  (Read 4295 times)
KK5JY
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« on: April 21, 2016, 06:54:42 PM »

I'm looking at the BARTG Sprint 75 coming up this weekend.

http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/contestdetails.php?ref=513

High(er) speed RTTY sounds like fun.  However, when I look at the rules:

http://s3.spanglefish.com/s/7850/documents/contests/sprint75/rules/current/bartg%20sprint%2075%20rules.pdf

...I don't see any frequency-change rule, like I tend to see in ARRL-related sprints.  That is, the rule stating that you can only run on a given frequency until you work one station, and then you have to QSY, releasing the frequency for the other station to run.

Does "sprint" imply a frequency change (QSY) rule?  If so, what is the implied rule?  Or is "sprint" just a short contest, and some of those have adopted a QSY rule independently of the "sprint" name?

Thanks!
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N3QE
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 03:59:05 AM »

Does "sprint" imply a frequency change (QSY) rule?  If so, what is the implied rule?  Or is "sprint" just a short contest, and some of those have adopted a QSY rule independently of the "sprint" name?

Not always a QSY rule like in case of NA Sprint... Sprint in the case of BARTG contests (and some other events too, like Spartan Sprint, and SKCC sprint, and NAQCC sprint) means a shorter contest. Yes, 75 Baud is fun and quick!

Note that there is a band change rule that stops SO entrant from changing bands more than once every 5 minutes. Unless you enter SOE. Really I think the intention was that SO2R guys enter SOE, and 1 radio guys enter SO, but that's not exactly how it's written.

I will point out that the "usual way" of writing contest rules does not seem to apply to British contests and I am often scratching my head myself. For example, I might think that there are QRP, Low, and Hi power categories but do not see that in the rules.
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KK5JY
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 07:16:03 AM »

Thanks for the confirmation.  I'm glad somebody else reads the rules the same way I do.  Not that there were many "rules" there at all... the BARTG rules are downright simple compared to a typical ARRL rule sheet.  Smiley

73 - Matt
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